RMT demands full disclosure of TFL Financial Sustainability Plan

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LONDON TRANSPORT UNION RMT today wrote to London Mayor Sadiq Khan demanding that he come clean on what plans TfL are putting to the government in order to secure more funding in March. 

As part of the deal made at the end of last year, Sadiq Khan agreed to submit to the DfT proposals for returning the body to ‘financial sustainability’ following the devastation of its finances by the Covid-19 pandemic. This plan was submitted to the DfT yesterday but unions have not yet seen them.

Neasden branch meeting

  • Please download the attached poster for more information. You can also print and display it in your Neasden branch workplace.

Meetings will start 16.00 and be held on Zoom until we can return to physical meetings which will be held  at The Torch Public House Wembley Park.

All members welcome (dates may be subject to change due to events at Wembley stadium).

Meeting Dates

Wednesday 20th January

Wednesday 17th February

Wednesday 17 th March

Wednesday 21st April

Wednesday 19th May

RMT demands TfL bosses do more to protect workers

RMT demands urgent action to protect TfL workers as new Covid variant runs rampant

TRANSPORT UNION RMT is demanding immediate action by Transport for London amid the surge in London’s cases of Covid infection and the rise of new variant Covid and the deaths of at least three TfL workers in recent days.

The union has written to both the Mayor of London and London Underground calling for an urgent upscaling of safety measures to protect staff. In the letter the union demands:

Regional Organiser calls for improved Covid protections for operational and engineering workers on LU

MAYOR ANNOUNCEMENT - MAJOR COVID INCIDENT:

To Nick Dent, LU director

Dear Nick

As we all know yesterday the Mayor announced a Major Incident in London re the Surge in hospital use in the current 3rd national lockdown RMT feels that this has an immediate impact on the staff and their families. It is clear that the death rate is tragically very high and this is all set to continue

The message is clear "Stay at home" "Work from home" and yet LUL continues to act in another way for thousands our our members in operational and engineering grades

RMT will not accept that safe working arrangements cannot be implemented because of any financial agreements between TfL and the government

LONDON UNDERGROUND COVID 19 CHARTER

A report on working conditions on LUL has been considered by the National Executive Committee (NEC). The Lead Officer reports that new variant Covid is showing a massive increased rate of contagion which is having an immediate and direct impact on our members in LUL/TFL. We have been made aware that three members of LUL staff have recently died as consequence of Covid. There are many more staff isolating and reporting sick. We believe there will more deaths and some will be RMT members.

RMT has advised TfL/LUL at the highest level that any attempt to attack members' jobs or conditions will be met with industrial action

INDEPENDENT PANEL REVIEW - TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TFL/15/4)

 Further to my previous Circular (IR/523/20, 23rd December 2020), the following resolution was received from our Jubilee South Branch:-